Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, a well-known Catholic priest from Washington D.C., recently suggested that violent demons have learned how to send threatening text messages to taunt their victims, their families and the priests who are trying to save them.
Rossetti said that they have had three cases wherein demons have texted his team and/or the family of the possessed person. He said that two of the cases were among the most difficult cases he’s had so far, while the third case involved a pious family with priestly and religious vocations among them.
“So, all were ‘high value’ targets with high-ranking, powerful demons involved,” he said. “This suggests that it takes considerable spiritual ‘energy’ to cross over and manipulate such items in the physical world.”
The clergyman and his team said that they perform up to 20 exorcisms per week in Washington, D.C.
In his writings, he claimed that demonic interference in technology is nothing new, and that there had been a long and well-documented history of demons flickering lights on and off, and targeting TVs.
He also recently claimed that a man possessed by a demon woke up with huge claw marks on his back during an exorcism. Rossetti explained, “We had one person who woke up in the morning with what looked like a claw mark on their back. It looked like a huge beast took their claws and raked across their back.”
The issue of texting with a demon is covered in Rossetti’s book, ‘Diary Of An American Exorcist.’
In it, he said that demons are “narcissistic, arrogant and boastful. They constantly denigrate and put us down with demeaning words.”
In an example of devilish texts, he said an allegedly possessed woman’s father received a string of horrible messages from a demon; while he admitted that the messages came from the man’s daughter’s phone number, there was no evidence that she typed them herself. (Related: Another church vandalized as mainstream media ignores growing anti-Christian attacks.)
A licensed psychologist and a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America, Rossetti shared thirteen years of evil experiences in his book.
He said that he’s seen demons at work in banging doors, the uncontrollable howling of dogs, victims communicating in ancient languages they never learned, televisions turning on and off, and now, texting.
Rossetti, who also serves as the president and founder of the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal, said that he has not yet witnessed victims levitating or spinning their heads like in the movies; however, he firmly believes that he has been witness to diabolical evil.
Rossetti was appointed as a diocesan exorcist by his bishop in Washington and trained in Rome and in the U.S. under a senior exorcist. Since then, he has been involved in hundreds of exorcisms since 1999.
At each one, he wears his clerical clothes with a purple stole over his shoulders to show a symbol of authority. He also uses a Benedictine crucifix, emblazoned by the words “Vade Retro Satana,” which translates to “Get Behind Me, Satan.”
Rossetti admitted that many who think that those possessed or oppressed by demons are in fact suffering from mental illnesses, but he stated that he’s seen enough to believe.
As a young seminarian at college, he had his own brush with evil, saying that he experienced an unbelievable force that made him feel overwhelmed, but with no physical manifestation. He concluded it could only be one thing — a demonic attack. He said he leapt out of bed and lunged for his rosaries, and the attack stopped the moment he touched his rosary beads.
As for keeping demons away, Rossetti advised people to keep crucifixes, holy water, and religious statues around the house, and most importantly, to pray the rosary. “That is your protection,” he said.